Category: News

Understanding Dementia

Posted on August 4th, 2022

Here at The Beeches, we are proud to be a dementia specialist care home. We thought we would put together a blog all about Dementia and how we can help support your loved one. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, according to Alzheimer’s society. […]

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Keeping the Elderly Safe in the Hot Weather at The Beeches

Posted on July 12th, 2022

Over the past few weeks, the sun has come out to say hello and we’ve all been spending a bit of time in our beautiful garden, but we’ve also been sure to stay safe and comfortable in the heat. During a heatwave like the one we are seeing currently, those aged 65 and over are […]

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The Beeches celebrate employees at long service awards

Posted on June 24th, 2022

At The Beeches, we recently praised 20 of employees who are clocking up 243 years of service between them. We have formed a 20-person strong dedicated care team since the care home was set up in Ixworth in 1985. Some longest-standing members include Angela Wade, Home Manager, Ruth Skelhorn, Cook and Wendy Ainsley, Care Worker. […]

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Loneliness Awareness Week

Posted on June 20th, 2022

According to recent statistics from AgeUK, there are an alarming 1.4 million older people in the UK who suffer from feelings of loneliness. Most people experience some form of loneliness at one point in their life, this is often for the short term. However this feeling can become persistent for many across the country, negatively […]

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Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Posted on June 10th, 2022

The past month has been a very busy and exciting time for residents and staff at The Beeches Residential Home! Our residential care home in Ixworth provides both nursing and dementia care for residents. Our care team works hard to make everyday life at the home enjoyable and comfortable for the residents, ensuring they have […]

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Top four benefits of exercise for the elderly

Posted on May 18th, 2022

We know that exercise is a very important aspect to maintaining a healthy lifestyle alongside a balanced diet, however the older we get, the harder maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes. It is found that maintaining as much fitness as possible improves overall happiness and quality of life. Here at The Beeches care home in Ixworth, […]

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Community spirit lights the way during power cut

Posted on February 28th, 2022

The Beeches and it’s residents were rocked by the harsh effects of a storm on Friday 18th February, which left us without any electricity from 2pm for over 24 hours. Ixworth Parish Council appealed for help for the care home through ‘The Nextdoor’ Ixworth Facebook Page, after learning of their power cut. The Facebook post […]

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when living in a residential care home

Posted on February 23rd, 2022

It’s important that we take care of ourselves – physically and mentally – no matter our age. But as we get older, we become more vulnerable, and can no longer shake off ailments as easily as we used to. Leading a healthy lifestyle can become more difficult as we become older; we might be living […]

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Brew Monday at The Beeches

Posted on January 17th, 2022

With the Christmas festivities now over for another year, millions of people across the UK are struggling with the widely recognised, ‘winter blues’. According to The Mental Health Charity, Samaritans, Monday 18th of January is one of the most difficult days of the year, with many people feeling lonely. In order to raise spirits, Samaritans […]

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Christmas Cheer at The Beeches

Posted on December 22nd, 2021

December has been a busy month for everyone at Beeches, and it’s not over yet!  Our residential care home in Ixworth provides both nursing and dementia care and entertainment and stimulation are part of everyday life as the care team work hard to ensure there is always lots to do and residents enjoy an excellent […]

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